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How to Participate in Elections

The City of Belen holds municipal elections every two years on even numbered years. The next municipal election is in March 2018. Belen's elected offices include a mayor, four councilors and a judge.

Each election, the city provides absentee voting by mail and early voting in person at city hall. On Election Day, we provide two voting convenience centers that are open from 7:00am to 7:00pm. Historically, these convenience centers have been located at the Belen Public Library and the Belen Community Center. Voters are allowed to cast their ballots in person at either location on Election Day.

Any resident of Belen who is registered to vote may run for elected office in Belen or vote in Belen's elections. Election packets for all candidates are available at least two months prior to Election Day.

Belen's elected offices -- mayor, councilors and judge -- are held by each elected official for four years from the date of their election, which means a different set of elected offices are up for a vote every two years -- mayor, two councilors and judge for "on-year" elections and just two councilors for "off-year" elections.